The Falcon and the Snowman Movie Review Summary

Actors: Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn, Pat Hingle, Richard A. Dysart, Lori Singer, David Suchet

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THE FALCON AND THE SNOWMAN was based on the Robert Lindsey book and directed by John Schlesinger in 1984.
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Christopher Boyce (Hutton) is a young Californian who's just been hired in a company in charge of delivering sensitive documents to the C.I.A. By reading these documents, he becomes aware of the secret international activities of the agency and, shocked by what he learns, decides to give these informations to the Soviets.

Boyce asks his long-time friend Daulton Lee (Penn) to go to Mexico and contact the Soviet embassy in Mexico City. During a few weeks, they will manage to pass photocopies and microfilms to their contact Alex (Suchet) and earn thousands of dollars. But Lee, a drug addict, starts to talk too much and irritate the Soviet agents.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   main char doing spying/sabotage The terrorist enemy is...    -   commies/Russian govt

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Mexico City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing breasts Is this movie based on a    -   book

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